November 14th, 2017

[podcast] Getting Ready for Advent with Sterling Jaquith #096

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Are you ready for Advent? Are you dreading the busy-ness and stress in the weeks ahead? Have no fear! This week, our special guest, Sterling Jaquith, is sharing some encouragement and support to help us all face the holiday season with joy instead of trepidation. You will Sterling’s down-to-earth wisdom and advice for getting through Christmastime without losing your mind. 🙂

For more about Sterling and her work, check out these links …

Sterling’s website
Sterling’s podcast: Coffee and Pearls
Sterling’s books
Sterling on Facebook
Sterling on Twitter

We also share feedback for listeners about saying no, about offering it up, and about daily prayer. Theresa recommends praying a prayer of spiritual communion. Here is one for you try:

O Jesus, I turn toward the holy tabernacle where you live hidden for love of me. I love you, O my God. I cannot receive you in Holy Communion. Come nevertheless and visit me with your grace. Come spiritually into my heart. Purify it. Sanctify it. Render it like unto your own. Amen.

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November 7th, 2017

[podcast] 6 Things That Are Keeping You From Accomplishing Your Goals #095

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This week I’m sharing 6 things that can getting the way of any accomplishing their goals, whether it be goals in your home, marriage, spiritual life, health, or work. The ideas I share are:

1. Technology distractions

2. Multi-tasking

3. Waiting for the “right time”

4. Saying yes to too many things
(Check out How to say no nicely for more on this topic.)

5. Worrying about the future
(Check out 5 ways to stop worrying for more on this topic.)

6. Complaining

Also this week I share feedback from listeners Hailey, taylor, and Bridget. Send me your thoughts about this week’s topic and I will share them in our next episode!

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November 1st, 2017

[podcast] Offer It Up! #094

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When life sends suffering your way, do you remember to “offer it up”? This is phrase many of us grew hearing our moms say to us, but what is the Catholic idea of “offering it up”? Do our sacrifices really have value? For ourselves? For our family and friends? For souls who might be in purgatory? What exactly IS redemptive suffering and in what ways can it help us to grow in gratitude, gain spiritual insights, and grow closer to God?

Also this week I share feedback from listeners Jennie, Tanya, Sam, and David. Send me your thoughts about this week’s topic and I will share them in our next episode!

Also mentioned in this episode:

Coffee and Pearls podcast with Sterling Jaquith
The Catholic Commute podcast

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This weekend I will be here …

Saturday, November 4
Together in Holiness conference in
St Augustine, FL
More info here

My newest book is available!
You’re Worth It! Change How You Feel About Yourself By Discovering How Jesus Feels About You

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October 24th, 2017

[podcast] Improve Communication in Your Marriage #093

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Do you want to improve your marriage? The number one thing you can do today to improve your marriage is focus on communicating better with your spouse. This week I’m sharing 6 tips for improving communication in your marriage.

1. Make expectations clear.
Do not hint, do not be passive-aggressive, do not expect your spouse to read your mind. Say what you want, say what you need, say what would make you happy. Don’t assume he “should know it all” already. He needs you to talk to him!

2. Assume the best intentions.
Assuming the worst about our spouse’s intentions comes from insecurity, pride, defensiveness. And it is a recipe for disaster, even in a healthy relationship.

3. Recognize conflict and the role you play in it.
Conflict is not determined by person who initiates it, but by person who reacts to the initiation. It takes two to fight. Decide now that you will talk about disagreements, but you will not fight. Set ground rules for disagreements such as no name-calling, no cursing, no using the D-word (divorce), and allowing for time-outs when necessary.

4. Forget about winning.
You are in a relationship. You are not in court, you are not in competitive business. If you “win,” you LOSE.

5. Be an active and thoughtful listener.
Find out how your spouse feels “listened to” and make that happen, especially in important conversations.

6. Put away your stupid phone.
Make sure you and your spouse have distraction-free time together every day. This is non-negotiable. Put away your phones and be together every day.

I answer a reader email about struggling with NFP in a young marriage, and encourage your feedback on all of these topics. Let’s remember to pray for “Heidi”!

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Some places I will be in the coming weeks:

Saturday, October 28
Women’s Conference in
Winona, MN
More info here

Saturday, November 4
Together in Holiness conference in
St Augustine, FL
More info here

My newest book is available!
You’re Worth It! Change How You Feel About Yourself By Discovering How Jesus Feels About You

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October 17th, 2017

[podcast] Stepping Out in Faith (with Mary Lenaberg) #092

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This week we are talking with writer and speaker Mary Lenaberg. Mary shares the beautiful story of caring for her disabled daughter for 22 years, and then after losing her daughter, carrying on her legacy through the work God has called her to, through parish ministry and speaking to women and young people from all walks of life.

If you would like to have Mary come speak to your group or parish, please connect with her through any of the following:

Mary’s website
Mary on Instagram
Mary’s speaking topics and info

I am so grateful to Mary for being a part of this week’s show. And thank you too for listening!

SUPPORT
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RETREAT
The You’re Worth It! Retreat for Women
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Some places I will be in the coming weeks:

Saturday, October 21
Together in Holiness conference in
Wichita, KS
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Saturday, October 28
Women’s Conference in
Winona, MN
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Saturday, November 4
Together in Holiness conference in
St Augustine, FL
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My newest book is available!
You’re Worth It! Change How You Feel About Yourself By Discovering How Jesus Feels About You

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October 12th, 2017

[podcast] Small Ways to Pray All Day #091

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Do you ever find yourself despairing of ever having a meaningful prayer life? Let’s talk about that! Do you ever find yourself saying “My whole life is a prayer,” but knowing it’s really an excuse and you could do better.

Well the good news is that “doing better” does not have to mean spending time you don’t have doing something tedious for God. Prayer is meant to be a way to connect with your Creator, something that can bring you great joy and satisfaction. Have you ever considered the idea of “resting in God” as something your busy life might need more of?

This week we are sharing about ways to “pray all day” and become more aware of God’s presence in your life, even if you are a very busy and distracted person. I share an old column of mine to get us started:

A Mother’s Liturgy of the Hours

And then we discuss some different everyday life events that bit prompt us toward making small prayers throughout our busy days. Some examples:

Morning Offering
Sign of the Cross
Jesus, Mary, I love you, save souls!
Thy will be done
Come, Holy Spirit, come
Blessed be the name of the Lord!
Jesus, I trust in you
Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make my heart like yours
O Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, have mercy on us

Or simply speak the name of JESUS when you are tempted to do something wrong or need help or straight of any kind.

Let me know what small prayers you like to say and how they help you “pray all day”!

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The You’re Worth It! Retreat for Women
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Some places I will be in the coming weeks:

Saturday, October 21
Together in Holiness conference in
Wichita, KS
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Saturday, October 28
Women’s Conference in
Winona, MN
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Saturday, November 4
Together in Holiness conference in
St Augustine, FL
More info here

My newest book is available!
You’re Worth It! Change How You Feel About Yourself By Discovering How Jesus Feels About You

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October 3rd, 2017

[podcast] Moms Need Friends with Emily Jaminet #090

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This week I am talking with author Emily Jaminet, who together wither friend Michele Faehnle wrote The Friendship Project: The Catholic Woman’s Guide to Making and Keeping Fabulous, Faith-Filled Friends. Emily shares beautifully about the struggles of making and keeping friends, but also the importance of spiritual friendships among women.

Emily’s website
Emily on Facebook
Emily on Instagram
Emily on Twitter

Also mentioned: Truth About Teens podcast 

SUPPORT
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RETREAT
The You’re Worth It! Retreat for Women
Find out more about bringing this unique event for women to your parish, group, or community. Read more and request more information here.

Or find out more about having me come speak at your parish or conference.

Some places I will be in the coming weeks:

Saturday, October 21
Together in Holiness conference in
Wichita, KS
More info here

Saturday, October 28
Women’s Conference in
Winona, MN
More info here

Saturday, November 4
Together in Holiness conference in
St Augustine, FL
More info here

My newest book is available!
You’re Worth It! Change How You Feel About Yourself By Discovering How Jesus Feels About You

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September 25th, 2017

[podcast] 7 Ways to Live More Simply #089

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Do you long for a simpler way of living? Many of us have a restless sense in our hearts that life could be simpler and we could be happier, but … HOW? This week, I’m offering some ideas for ways to simplify even a very busy and complicated life.

1. De-clutter!
Find a spot in your kitchen, your living room, or your bedroom (closets, anyone?) and get rid of unnecessary stuff.

2. Stop shopping
Plan ahead and make fewer trips to the store.

3. Limit media
Set limits on when, where, and how you will use your phone, TV, etc.

4. Think through your systems
Create routines for laundry, errands, meal times, kitchen clean up, etc. that can streamline your work.

5. Stop thinking about MORE
Think about having ENOUGH instead.

6. Make room for creativity
Do something creative with you time and come any feeling connected to yourself your Creator

7. See fewer ads
Pay attention to advertising you re exposed to & take measures to reduce its influence.

SUPPORT
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RETREAT
The You’re Worth It! Retreat for Women
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Some places I will be in the coming months:

Saturday, September 30
You’re Worth It! retreat at St. Elizabeth Seton Church
Carmel, IN 46033
More info here

Saturday, October 21
Together in Holiness conference in
Wichita, KS
More info here

Saturday, October 28
Women’s Conference in
Winona, MN
More info here

Saturday, November 4
Together in Holiness conference in
St Augustine, FL
More info here

My newest book is available!
You’re Worth It! Change How You Feel About Yourself By Discovering How Jesus Feels About You

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